LG Electronics on Monday revealed more features for the upcoming flagship V30, which lets users fully utilize the Full Vision display that minimizes bezels for a wider screen.
The new UX 6.0+ will make its debut in the V30. It is an advanced version of LG's UX that has been optimized to work even better with the 18:9 OLED FullVision display while offering more personalization options. Featuring the company's first OLED FullVision display and an advanced dual lens camera, the LG V30 is a multimedia tool and the new UX is designed so that users can leverage its advanced capabilities to the fullest.
Graphy, which can be accessed in the camera's Manual Mode, gives any professional quality photography capabilities. With Graphy, users can choose from among a portfolio of professional shots, each with a different style and mood or they can download photos taken by professionals from the Graphy website or mobile app and apply those metadata presets - such as white balance, shutter speed, aperture and ISO - to photos taken with the V30. Different shooting modes such as auto, grid shot, snap shot and match shot are grouped under one menu for ease of selection. GIFs can be created in the Gallery menu while the Create Movie option allows for the creation of movie using photos and/or video files which can then be edited in the included Quick Video Editor.
The Second Screen in the LG V20 has evolved to become Floating Bar on the V30. The semi-transparent Floating Bar allows for quick access to frequently used functions and can be dragged completely off the FullVision display when not needed. When powered off, the Always-on Display is even more customizable than before. The AOD now not only shows the clock, it can also be set to display Quick Tools, Music Player or a personal photograph as well.
Security features in the LG V30 are also more advanced than in LG's previous smartphone UX. Using Face Recognition, the V30 can be unlocked instantaneously using the front facing camera even when the phone's display is off. And there is no need to press the power button first, unlike on other phones. Voice Recognition uses a combination of the user's voice and self-generated keywords to unlock the V30 without the need to press a button or swipe the screen. It is supported by Qualcomm Aqstic voice UI technology for always-on, always-listening capabilities that requires very little battery power.
Even the feel of the UX can be tailored to users' preference, according to LG. Haptic feedback on the LG V30 can be customized with various included vibration combinations that can be matched to the phone's ringtone.
LG Electronics has also said the V30 will come with an improved camera with a F1.6 lens, which will be 25 percent brighter than the F1.8 lens adopted by its predecessor, the LG V20. A lower number in aperture indicates that a camera is capable of gathering more light, leading to more vivid photos and videos.
The company said such glass-based material, usually applied to high-end digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) cameras, will allow the V30 to capture more details of objects compared with other plastic-based lens.
LG's bigger local rival Samsung Electronics also plans to release the presumed Galaxy Note 8 later this month.